A Bird Catches a Butterfly

Maker(s)
Artist: Shafi ' Abbasi
Historical period(s)
Safavid period, circa 1650
Medium
Black ink and wash on light brown paper
Dimensions
H x W (drawing): 11.2 × 16.9 cm (4 7/16 × 6 5/8 in)
Geography
Iran, Isfahan
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Collection
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
F1996.36
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Drawing
Type

Drawing

Keywords
bird, butterfly, Iran, Safavid period (1501 - 1722), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck , New York [1]

To 1996
Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd., New York to 1996

From 1996
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd. in 1996

Notes:

[1] According to Curatorial Note 2 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Terence McInerney Fine Arts Ltd.
Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck

Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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